Mabry Minute for the week of 9/24/23

9/27/2023 2:29 pm


Dress Code and Uniform Standards

Mabry Elementary Uniforms:

  • Solid white, red or navy top with a collar. (Knit pullover shirt, blouse, and button-up shirt or turtleneck shirt.)
  • Solid navy or khaki bottom. (Shorts, long pants, skirt, jumper, or sweatpants.) 
  • Students are permitted to wear a school-sponsored T-shirt on Fridays or specially designated days. (i.e. field trips).
  • Shoes shall be secured to the feet and have a low heel height. Footwear must be suitable for outdoor physical education classes and unsafe shoes such as flip flops, skate tennis shoes, and "Crocs" are not allowed.
  • Outerwear (coats, jackets, sweaters) and socks may be any color. Leggings/tights/playground shorts must be blue or khaki.
  • Students may not wear running shorts, tennis skirts, athletic shorts, or items with sports logos. 

Dress Code Exceptions:

  • A student wears a uniform of a nationally recognized youth organization, such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, on regular meeting days.
  • A student wears a costume or special clothing necessary for a school play or other school-sponsored activity as permitted by the principal.
  • The wearing of clothing in compliance with the uniform policy violates a student's sincerely held religious belief.
  • A student's parent or guardian has secured permission from the principal due to unusual circumstances.


Happening This Week:

Go, Dolphins GO! We have officially raised almost $50,000 as of Sunday morning! Walk-A-Thon is November 4 th , from 9a-12p at the Coleman Track.

Have you signed up your child’s Walk-A-Thon fundraising page yet? Visit to register today! Need help or have questions? Email

Don’t forget, students that raise over $100 will receive a 2023 WAT commemorative t-shirt!

Congratulations to Violet Monticello, Paisley Smith, and Collins Wallburn for receiving the highest number of Walk-a-thon donations last week. Way to go!

This Week’s Top Classes:

1. Mrs. Trakas

2. Mrs. Ratchford

3. Mr. Chandler

4. Mrs. Luby

5. Mrs. Boussy

Thank you for supporting our fall fundraiser!


Join the PTA!

We are on our way to 100% faculty and parent participation this year! 

Remember you must renew every year to join the PTA!!  To join or renew:

1. Go to and create an account or log in to your existing account.

2. Update your family information or fill it out if creating a new account.

3. Under forms in your account, click on 2023-2024 PTA membership to join, you pay online! (This must be renewed yearly).

4. Download the MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT app, login to set notifications and receive all the latest information directly to your phone!  

6. Student PTA Members who by September 30th will receive a spirit stick!


Volunteer Info:
YES and Willingness to Serve

Are you interested in getting more involved in the Mabry PTA? You can sign up to learn more about volunteer opportunities and leadership roles available in each committee. 

Fill out the Willingness to Serve information on My Account in the Membership Toolkit. 

Click HERE for the YES volunteer application. This form must be completed before volunteering and for participating in field trips.

News You Need:
Introducing Maria

Come say Hi to Mabry's new secretary. She is studying criminal justice and loves to meet new people, help people out, and make new friends. She says she's a little bit shy at first, but can warm up quickly, and she's happy to be working at Mabry as our new secretary. We're glad you're here, Maria! 

Mabry Marquee

Did you know you can personalize a message to your student on the Mabry Marquee for a birthday, congratulations, or a graduation?  

Access the online form through the Membership Toolkit: My Account -> Mabry Marquee

Campus Testing Schedule


9/26 - K/1st Star Early Literacy

9/27 - K/1st Star Math

Make-ups will be scheduled September 15, 22, 28, and 29.

Walk/Bike to School Wednesday

Thank you to everyone who supported our first Walk to School Wednesday! It was wonderful to see so many of you participating and starting the day on the right foot by walking to school.

As a reminder, we will continue to have walk/bike to school Wednesdays every week. It's a great opportunity to promote physical activity, reduce traffic congestion, and enjoy some fresh air. We will meet up at Bank of Tampa AND the corner of Zellar and Hubert (new location!) once per month. Our next meet up is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th at 7AM.

As an incentive, during our monthly meet ups, you will be automatically entered into a semester prize draw and have the chance to earn exciting giveaways. To kick off the next meet up, we will be providing donuts and granola bars at our two designated meet up locations.  At 7:10AM we will begin our walk to school and finish up with a fun fitness activity at the front gate

To make the experience even more rewarding, every time you join us at one of the two meeting spots, you will receive a hole punch on your sneaker card. (Provided at meet up locations on 10/4) Once you fill your sneaker card, you will be eligible for a special prize!

We hope to see you all on Wednesday, October 4th, ready to walk, enjoy some snacks, and start the day on the right foot!

Please register your child for Walk to School Wednesdays by clicking HERE or logging into your Mabry PTA account and clicking on My Account > Sales & Volunteer Forms and scroll down to enroll your child in this fun activity!  

Giving Back to Mabry:
Thank you 2023-2024 Business Sponsors

There is still some time left to become a proud Mabry Business Sponsor! Business sponsor spots are limited, so get yours today for all the amazing perks!

Opportunities to become a business sponsors for Mabry Spring Auction and Dad’s Club Golf Tournament are still available!

Please contact us with any questions!

Box Tops for Education!

Box Tops are a great and easy way to help us earn! Earn money for our school for shopping for things you already buy! Click HERE to get started!

Teacher Wish Lists

Help our wonderful teachers/staff clear their Amazon Wish Lists! Staff, please continue to add your lists!

Looking Ahead:
Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair is coming October 2nd-6th

We will not accept cash or checks. Students must have an eWallet.

Please sign up for eWallet on our Mabry Book Fair homepage. Click HERE to learn more about eWallets. 


Volunteers needed as well

Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for our Multicultural celebration and Fall Family Dinner Night on Thursday, Oct 12th 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm. Food trucks will be on site. Bring chairs/blankets picnic style under the pavilion. PE/Music teachers will have students perform in a short song/dance.

Do you want to share your family’s heritage? Bring a dish to sample. Dress up to show off your culture and walk the runaway!

For more details, check out

Who's Hungry?

Check out the October's Lunch Menu HERE.

Subscribe Today!

Never miss important school dates! Click here to subscribe to the Mabry PTA Calendar and sync it to your smartphone.


To see the Hillsborough County Public Schools 2023-2024 Student Academic Calendar click here and scroll down for a printable Student Academic Calendar.

Upcoming Calendar Events
Monday, October 2
  Book Fair
Tuesday, October 3
  Book Fair
Wednesday, October 4
  Book Fair
Thursday, October 5
  Book Fair
  3:00p Conference Night
Friday, October 6
  Book Fair
Thursday, October 12
  End of 1st Quarter
  5:30p Multicultural Family Dinner Night
Thursday, October 19
  8:00a PTA Exec Board Meeting
Monday, October 23
  Spirit Night - PDQ